typing as I listen... our guys were terrific defensively especially in the second half. the communication level continues to increase and out toughness continues to improve. Chris hasn't played for two days and still he gives us a bunch of minutes. Viruses have been running thru the team, but we still played hard and I am pleased with intensity level. It was our best defensive performance of the year. I didn't know how to manage Chris' minutes but he is such a tough kid. Whenver I took him out, he kept saying 'hey I'm ready'. But he had a different look tonite... body language, eye contact breathing--- but he gave everything he had tonite. egor got it going tonite and out guards did good job of finding. And got stops that allowed transition. we had 15 uncharacteristic turnovers. but stops allow us to get out when struggling in half court. we got punished a bit on interior in first half but we played more physical and more sound in second half. The catches were a bit tougher and not as deep for their bigs. Keith and Kevarrius continue to improve... defensively and overall activity. A month from now I think they will be even better. mike was solid. he made pretty good decisions. he understands he needs to play within himself and let it come to him. he is talented defender with size and speed, but he needs to continue learning angles and assignments. we had a really good effort mid second half. the big key was guarding one on one and keeping them out of point, and when they did get inside kervarrius was rotating, and keith and egor helping. and gak had some good minutes. those stops were the key. we had a few missed dunks we would like to have back but we will work on it.